2020 Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription
The Swedes concentrated their energies on technology and safety, while also making the vehicle more practical and more fun to drive. The XC60 Hybrid adds a small increase in range for 2020 is also gets a new Polestar trim.
The Volvo XC60 comes in three basic trim levels with a selection of three engine options. All three drivetrains make use of a 2.0L turbocharged engine that also has a supercharger on it. Such arrangements are rare but do offer the benefit of extremely smooth power across the entire rev range, along with surprisingly good power from such a small engine. The XC60 T5 offers 250 horsepower and up to 27 mpg on the highway. The more powerful T6 engine option bumps power up to 316 horsepower. At the top of the drivetrain ladder sits the gasoline-electric hybrid T8 with 400 horsepower and the ability to hit 26 mpg on the highway.
The most basic trim level for the XC60 is the Momentum trim, which comes well-equipped with standard features that include 18-inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade, two-zone climate control, leather seating surfaces, a 10-way power front driver's seat, Bluetooth, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 10-speaker 330-watt sound system.
The midlevel trim for the XC60 is dubbed R-Design and features bold styling details meant to make the XC60 look sleeker and sportier. The R-Design includes a unique front grille, mesh metal inlays, 19-inch wheels, a painted bumper and color coordinated side sills, dual tailpipes and puddle lamps. Inside, there are various R-Design badges and a very nice R-Design steering wheel to grip. The R-Design also gets several drive mode settings for increasing the sportiness of the vehicle on twisty country roads or a racetrack.
The Inscription trim is priced fairly and similar to the R-Design, but where the R-Design goes for sport, the Inscription goes for luxury. The Inscription features more exterior brightwork than its siblings, along with a unique mesh front grille. Inside, the Inscription gets a four-zone climate control system, nicer seats and driftwood inlays, adding a touch of class to the interior of the mid-sized SUV.
Safety features such as seven airbags, a rear-view camera, Volvo On-Call emergency SOS and City Safety forward collision system are all standard while a Park Assist Pilot, Cross Traffic Alert w/Autobrake and Driver Alert Control are available.